Dissertations - Theses

Ongoing and completed Dissertations and PhD Theses in our lab:

Completed Ph.D. projects

Maria Eirini Terzenidou, 2017, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic role of the mitochondrial carrier SLC25 in a genetic model of neurological disease in mice”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Niti Alexandra, 2015, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic role of RANKL in animal models”. Medical School, University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: M Koutsilieris

Ioakeimidis Fotios, 2014, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic mechanisms in a novel autosomal recessive neuromuscular mouse model using phenotypic, genetic and molecular analyses». Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Supervisor Professor: A Lazou. 

Vagelis Rinotas, 2014, PhD thesis title: "Study of RANKL-mediated pathogenic mechanisms in animal models and new therapeutic approaches». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: E Douni 

Ongoing Ph.D. projects

Foteini Violitzi, PhD thesis title: «Study of the pathophysiological role of DnaJC11 gene in a mouse model of neuromuscular disease» Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from 2014). Supervisor Professor: E Douni

Maria Papadaki, PhD thesis title: «Studying the role of RANKL in osteoimmune interactions using transgenic mouse models of bone resorption». Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from 2013). Supervisor Professor: E Douni

Completed MSc Dissertations

Eirini Gialitaki, 2015, «Identification of polymorphisms in the DNAJC11 gene in ALS patients». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Toshimi Kano, 2013, MSc Dissertation, title: «Molecular and Genetic analysis of the Slc25 gene in transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Foteini Violitzi, 2013, MSc Dissertation, title: «Evaluation of novel RANKL inhibitors in cellular assays for the identification of novel therapeutics in osteoporosis». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Niti Alexandra, 2010, MSc Dissertation, title: “Studying the overxpression of RANKL in transgenic mice: Generation of a novel model for osteoporosis?”. Medical School, University of Athens.

Karakostas Alexandros, 2010, MSc Dissertation, title: “Detailed genetic analysis in mouse chromosome 18 for the identification of a novel pathogenic target causing lethal neurological phenotype”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Completed BSc Projects

Theodora Manolakou, 2016, «Knocking out DnaJC11 gene in a cell line through CRISPR/CAS9». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Anastasia Rigou, 2016, «Characterization of DnaJC11-FLAG transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Niki Chalkidi, 2015, Final year dissertation, title: «Evaluation of small molecules inhibitors of RANKL in cellular assays». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Marios-Evangelos Boyongo, 2014, Final year dissertation, title: «Study of the interactions of DNAJC11 protein with other proteins». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Toshimi Kano, 2012, Final year dissertation, title: “Study of the expression of the SLC25 gene in a mouse model of recessive neurological disease”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Foteini Violitzi, 2012, Final year dissertation, title: «Inhibition of trimer formation in BAFF through site-directed mutagenesis». Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Ioakeimidis Fotios, 2008, Final year dissertation, title: “Studying the role of the cytoplasmic region of TNF in transgenic mice”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Karakostas Alexandros, 2008, Final year dissertation, title: “Genetic analysis of a novel model of ataxia”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Mermelekas George, 2005, Final year dissertation, title: “Genetic analysis of animal models of human diseases using polymorphic markers”. Department of Biological applications, University of Ioannina.

 

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